Do Furnaces Need a Break-In Period?
Updated August 16, 2023
Unlike a pair of shoes or a car engine, furnaces don’t require a breaking-in period before producing comfortable results. When properly installed, a new furnace begins to heat the home within a few minutes. Simply flip the system on and set the temperature using the thermostat. However, in order to prevent furnace problems, you’ll want to follow a few guidelines.
New Furnace Requirements
Along with your new furnace, you’ll want to also install a new thermostat. The thermostat controls the furnace, so it needs to match the capability of the furnace for best results. Always request a walk-through from the installer before using your new setup.
Address These Issues Right Away
Always schedule a furnace maintenance appointment before first use each fall or winter. Equipment that sits unused for months needs cleaning, calibrating and testing for any hidden issues. An experienced technician handling the initial operation each season provides you with a level of safety and assurance.
Heating systems cycle on and off to reach and maintain the temperature you set using the thermostat. If you notice your furnace runs constantly, call for a repair. Constant operation indicates a malfunction inside the system.
What to Expect on First Seasonal Use
Don’t ever expect your furnace to respond instantly to an ice-cold house or the first winter storm. It takes time for the warm air to circulate through the home. Check for blocked air vents in every room so that the heated air flows freely.
On first use, it’s common for heating equipment to smell like it’s burning. This occurs due to dust and dirt buildup on components. The smell typically burns off in a few minutes. If it continues to smell, call a professional.
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